Pupil Premium

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

At West Hove Infant School, we are committed to ensuring that each individual pupil receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially.

In developing our curriculum, provision and practices across the school, we always consider the needs of our most disadvantaged pupils.

When deciding how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant (‘PPG’) we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by our disadvantaged pupils in the context of our school. We recognise that the reasons for underachievement are many and varied. Each child is unique in their situation and our response to their needs reflects this. However, we also look at the needs of the group as a whole and make use of a wide range of educational research in order to decide how best to spend our funding to maximise the opportunities for our pupils.

Our key objective in using the PPG is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between our Disadvantaged Pupils (DA) and our non-DA pupils. Historically pupils at West Hove Infants achieve and attain well, often at levels higher than those expected nationally. Our DA pupils generally achieve higher than other DA pupils nationally but not as well as those who are non-DA. It is a school priority to narrow and even remove this gap.

We ensure that:

  • A high profile is given to DA Pupils
  • All staff are accountable for the progress of DA pupils.

The progress and attainment of all pupils at West Hove Infants is carefully and regularly tracked and analysed in order to tailor provision and identify ways forward.

View the full Pupil Premium Report 2017-2018